European success on cross-border patient rights

The Directive on Cross-border Healthcare (2011/24/EU) has been evaluated in a report published this week. The European Commission has deemed the Directive a great success, proving its worth in clarifying the rights of patients across borders.

In particular, the Commission highlights the fact that since the Directive came into force, no European court rulings have been needed to enforce patients’ rights – something that was necessary before. 

However, the Commission does point out that:

“patient mobility and its financial dimensions within the EU remain relatively low and the Cross-border Healthcare Directive has not resulted in a major budgetary impact on the sustainability of the national health system”

Read the DG Santé press release for more information.

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Published on 25. September 2018 in News, News EU